The Ravens have decided to go for broke.
The trendy preseason Super Bowl pick agreed to terms with former Rams quarterback Marc Bulger on Wednesday, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Baltimore will pay Bulger $3.8 million, a remarkable figure for a backup quarterback. (Michael Vick disagrees.)
The move says a lot. Should Joe Flacco get hurt, the team doesn’t trust Troy Smith or John Beck enough to play on a team with championship aspirations.
We also wonder if the move was designed to push Flacco, while simultaneously providing him some veteran expertise that has been lacking in Baltimore the last few years.
Bulger hoped for a chance to start elsewhere, but one never materialized. Instead, he will chase a Super Bowl ring as a backup.
Somewhere, Matt Leinart just cracked open a cold one.